Growth Accelerate in Private Cloud Deployments – 07/01/2011

StratoGen today reported an 82% growth in private cloud deployments in the 2nd quarter as organisations focused on moving their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. Despite the recent high profile outages of some cloud providers, IT managers are pushing forward with ever more ambitious migration projects.

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Mark Lewis, Business Development Manager said “Business confidence in the cloud has far exceeded our expectations in recent months. We’ve seen more and more companies taking on complex cloud migration projects in a bid to enhance service levels and performance. In a relatively short time IT managers have embraced the cloud concept and are now looking to virtualize their entire legacy infrastructure.”

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“We are delighted to see these growth figures, and there is no doubt now that cloud has had a breakthrough year in 2011. However, there continues to be a lack of transparency amongst cloud providers which makes selecting the right hosting company extremely difficult. In particular, very few publish specifications of their platform or the service levels they have achieved. If organisations are moving their entire IT function to the cloud then these are questions which need to be answered” commented David Elliott, Technical Director.